(Minneapolis, MN) -- The University of Minnesota football team is hoping to begin the season with a 3-and-0 record for the first time since 2008. The 2-and-0 Golden Gophers host the 1-and-1 Western Michigan Broncos this morning at TCF Bank Stadium. Gopher quarterback MarQueis [[ mar-QWEES ]] Gray says facing the "3-4" defensive alignment of Western Michigan will present a unique challenge because Minnesota has not faced that setup this season. Western Michigan quarterback Alex Carder threw five touchdown passes in the Broncos win over Eastern Illinois last week. Today's game begins at 11 a.m.